Dún Laoghaire Footfall

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council installed state-of-the-art technology at three locations along George’s St, Dún Laoghaire in May 2021. The technology analyses road user movements on a continuous 24/7/365 basis and provides highly accurate, robust data on footfall flows and movement patterns. The counters are located at:

  • George’s St Upper
  • Marine Road junction
  • George’s St Lower


The sensors are able to automatically recognise and provide data for different road user classifications including: pedestrian movements, cyclists, cars, motorbikes, vans, lorries, HGVs, and buses. No images or personal data, including mobile phone data, is captured or stored in the process.


Historical footfall information is available via our interactive Footfall Dashboard, or you can scroll down to see previous months Footfall analysis of pedestrian data for Upper and Lower George’s St below.


For any questions or inquiries, you con contact us at economicdev@dlrcoco.ie.


Key Figures

  • Highest recorded pedestrian movements in a day to date reached 38,008 on Friday 22/12/2022
  • Average number of daily pedestrian movements is 21,403
  • Highest number of pedestrian movements recorded in a week was on week commencing 23/08/2021 with a total of 205,608
  • Average number of weekly pedestrian movements is 177,242
  • Usual daily peak time is from 12:00pm to 1:00pm


December Footfall Analysis

Below are the Lower and Upper George’s street comparisons between February 2022 and February 2023.


There is an average increase of 23% in pedestrian movement for Lower George's Street when comparing February 2023 with February 2022. However, the trend line for 2023 is pointing downwards, opposite of the upward trend line for 2022.


For Upper George's Street, Despite the subtle downward slope for 2023 trend line, the trend shows stability and consistency in footfall numbers across the month of February. Similar to the 2023, the trend for 2022 also shows consistency in footfall numbers. The average increase in footfall for the month of February is 23%.


The charts also show the consistent build-up of footfall going into the weekends, and the effect the weather has on limiting the footfall numbers for both ends of George's street.


Footfall summary reports for 2021 & 2022 are available to download in the Related Documents section on this page.


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